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February 2020 | Volume 52 Issue 4

Posted on in Features

Worn Down by Wellness

Yale requires many of its unionized employees to disclose private medical information and undergo “wellness coaching.” Those who refuse have to pay. Keep Reading

Posted on in Snapshots

Imagining a Place to Be

In the year and a half since a mass K2 overdose on the New Haven Green, what steps have been taken to address substance use disorder downtown? Keep Reading

Posted on in Verse


It was snowing when I dialed, raining  when I hung up, chaos even for me  who mixes the chaff back into the wheat  and salts the on-ramps and rakes up needles  only to scatter them on the ground and  walk through as if to cut a covenant,  or sew one together. At dawn, with all … Keep Reading

Posted on in Verse


When my foot falls asleep I recall that  the body won’t evince itself or mist  its limbs with feeling more often, only  when it needs to tell me to get up and  move along. Last night a spindly old man  told me about the etymology  of a word, an insight so luminous  it made me… Keep Reading

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A Year in Review (Sort Of)

Congrats! You’ve reached the end of our February issue—the last issue ever to be produced by The New Journal’s 2019-2020 Editorial Board. It has been a wild and wonderful year of friendship, carbs, and thirty-six hour production weekends. To close out our last magazine, we collected some of our favorite lines from the previous four… Keep Reading

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